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Review : Cosmic Atrophy - The Void Engineers by Pasif Agresif Webzine

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Via Pasif Agresif Webzine (translated) : "Following the ZEALOTRY criterion I wrote last week, I became aware of this album thanks to the “another album related to us” sharing on CHTHE'ILIST's Facebook page. As one of Phil Tougas' soldiers, it is really impossible not to be aware of or appreciate the quality this miracle lad has brought to the semi-undeground death metal environment in recent years. COSMIC ATROPHY is also a death metal band where Tougas plays guitar and vocals and does the same things and plays music with a genco named Cory Richards who plays the bass and drums. It is seriously admirable that Tougas is able to give them a different character among all the death metal projects. Adam takes part in 10 death metal projects and manages to write something characteristic in all of them. It's not an easy job.

The feature of COSMIC ATROPHY is that it makes a very mutant, spastic death metal accompanied by tubular dark guitars and disanant riffs coming out of these guitars. COSMIC ATROPHY can be very tiring for you if you are looking for a lot of continuity, ongoing patterns and catchy patterns. Music, which has a medium level of technique on behalf of guitar performance, shows its difference with its composing structures and fictions. The formless, ugly riffs that have no appeal at all, and the use of vocals with a drum that fits this form the basis of "The Void Engineers". All this naturally brings DEMILICH to mind. COSMIC ATROPHY has a certain degree of delicious DEMILICH-worship, but the group also has its own character in general. When I say DEMILICH, the flowing waters are surprising what to do, I don't realize, but don't think that this freak wrapping the album is one of those rif enemy groups that use fuzzy guitar walls that will ask a thousand witnesses in the depiction of spasticity. There is no nightmare here that will lead to the avant-garde of HOWLS OF EBB or PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND. Here, there is something progressing in order but really extremely unpleasant, incompatible and anxious, and since all this is done consciously, the result is successful. Just like in "Nespithe". If you are bored with what is predicted, that responds to expectation instantly and you want to listen to a completely strange death metal, you may well meet COSMIC ATROPHY. Isn't it fascinating, but it's an indisputable fact that it's full of surprises and discomfort."

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